Lafayette Public Charter School

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March 29th-April 1st, 2021

What’s New at LCS

clobes@lafayettecharter.k12.mn.us 

As we wrap up the last week in March and prepare for MCA testing next month, I would like to say how proud we are of all of our students. Whether you’re distance learning or learning in-person, they come to school with a smile and give it their all every day. Our staff is truely lucky to serve such a wonderful group of young leaders. Let’s continue that integrity throughout the following weeks and have some fun while we do!

I would like to wish all families a wonderful Spring Break this Friday, April 2nd- Monday, April 5th. Enjoy the time with your family and get outdoors- the weather sounds fabulous!

A friendly reminder that LCS PROS will be hosting a Heggies Pizza Fundraiser. Order forms went home last week. If you need another order form, let your child’s teacher know and we can send one home. All orders and payments will be due back to school by Thursday, April 8th. Order pickup will be Monday, April 26th after 3pm.

LCS students in 3rd- 8th grade and staff will be bowling on Wednesday, March 31st. Please be sure to turn in permission slips. If you need a permission slip, contact your child’s teacher. Also, reminder that wellness bingo cards are due at the end of the month. Keep working hard at home getting as many bingos as you can! If your family would like to make a monetary donation towards the bowling field trip, donations can be sent to LCS PROS or the LCS office.

In April, students in grades 3rd-8th will be taking the MCA tests. We attached a calendar below that shows that dates and times each grade will be testing. Our PROS organization typically supplies gum, mints, smart snacks, etc. for test time. Any families who would like to make a donation of any of the above may do so. Donations can be brought to the LCS Office.

Thank you for your continued support this school year. Please continue to follow the COVID-19 Decision Tree if you have any concerns or questions regarding your child’s health.

As usual, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.

Tally Clobes, Interim Director

Spring Break Travel Guidance

As spring break season is approaching, I wanted to share the CDC guidance on travel. Please consider the guidance when partaking in any spring break travel/activities.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-during-covid19.html

Help Wanted

If you have a 4 year degree and are interested in subbing, LCS is still looking for substitute teachers, paras, food service and office help. Contact Mrs. Clobes if you’re interested.

Green house & Garden Volunteers

Due to COVID, we will not be planting in the outdoor greenhouse this spring. Instead, we hope to use a portable greenhouse to plant in our classrooms! Each class will have the opportunity to plant/grow. We then plan to transplant those vegetables into the garden later this spring. We hope to have enough vegetables for our LCS students in the fall!

We will need some help this summer. We’re currently looking for individuals and/or families to help with the garden. Volunteer duties include watering, weeding and picking produce. If interested, please contact the LCS Office to sign up.

Distance Learning/In Person Learning Options

Currently, we give families the opportunity to attend school in-person or via distance learning. If your family would like to switch to/from either learning model, please let the LCS Office know. We need at least 1 weeks notice to prepare materials/meals/technology/classrooms. If you have any questions, please contact the office.

Job Postings

Part-Time Custodian

Lafayette Public Charter School is accepting applications for a part-time custodian. Candidates with considerable experience in custodial and building maintenance, cleaning, and skills in facilities maintenance and safety protocols preferred. This position is responsible for the overall cleanliness, sanitation, security, safety and maintenance of the school building, grounds and equipment. Summer job duties include waxing, cleaning carpets, painting and preparing classrooms for fall. Hours vary from 15-20 hours per week. Typical schedule is weekdays 3:15-6:15 p.m. with an hourly range of $11-$12 per hour.

Email an application (at www.lafayettecharter.k21.mn.us) to clobes@lafayettecharter.k12.mn.us or by mail to Tally Clobes, Interim Director, Lafayette Charter School PO Box 125, Lafayette, MN 56054

Technology Coordinator

Lafayette Public Charter School is now accepting applications for a Technology Coordinator. This is a part-time position. Knowledge with SMART boards, Apple Products, website maintenance, basic troubleshooting, testing set-up and serving on the Technology committee is required.

Please email or mail a cover letter, resume, and application (found on LCS website) to: clobes@lafayettecharter.k12.mn.us  

OR

Tally Clobes, Interim Director, Lafayette Charter School PO Box 125, Lafayette, MN 56054

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Dates to Remember!

March 31st- Bowling Field Trip- 3rd-8th grade only

April 2nd-5th- No School- Spring Break

April 8th- Heggies Fundraiser order forms/payment Due

April 13th- School Board Meeting- 5:30pm

April 16th- Early Out at 1pm

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Menu

Monday

Breakfast

Breakfast Cookie, Fruit or Juice, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Pigs in a Blanket, Baked Beans, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Tuesday

Breakfast

Muffin, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Pepperoni Pizza, Green Beans, Lettuce, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Wednesday

Breakfast

Yogurt, Granola Bar, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Riblet Sandwich, Corn, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Thursday

Breakfast

Muffin, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

BBQ Sandwich, Sweet Peas, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Pineapple, White or Chocolate Milk

Friday

Breakfast

No School

Lunch

No School

This menu is subject to change. Fresh vegetables are utilized in the daily menu whenever possible. Vegetables will vary dependent on the availability in our Farm to School Program. Whole wheat grain products are used unless otherwise noted. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Our Lunch Program is Offer vs Serve. See handbook for more information